June 19, 2011 Subject:
Huge, but worth it
This is a large download, but the quality is worth the wait. The fold-out illustrations and charts have been photographed unfolded--very useful if you want to see the illustrations of the thigh bone, tusk, and tooth of a mammoth (just before page 104). The page images are in sharp detail, and the pages I've looked at are clean, with the text clearly readable.
Content-wise, there's an interesting mix of 18th-century science, natural history, news items, and fiction. A description of "a newly invented Steam-Boat" appears on page 174. Each month has a chart of the weather near Philadelphia for that month. If you're interested in the eighteenth century, this is worth a look.